Department of Learning Technologies

Department of Learning Technologies News Item

Learning Technologies Graduate Named CEO/Superintendent of Promesa Academy

Dr. Atikah Shemshack, a 2021 UNT graduate with a Ph.D. in Learning Technologies, was recently appointed the CEO/Superintendent of Promesa Academy, a prominent public charter school in San Antonio. Her journey to this leadership position was shaped significantly by her experiences at UNT, and she attributes her success to the exceptional support and mentorship she received, particularly from her committee chair, Dr. Kinshuk.

Dr. Hayes Leads Students to Win Senior Design Day Award

Stemming From Disaster: People are often unaware of the impact Natural Disasters can have on a community, and are even less aware of the processes involved to fix what was destroyed. In addition, kids are often told to go into STEM fields, but are often not given any direction or information about different jobs or career paths within STEM. To inform people about these issues, our team is developing a simulation in Unreal Engine 4 that immerses kids in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

Accomplished Alumni: Whitney Kilgore

Before, joining the Learning Technologies Department, she was already quite accomplished with several degrees: DelMar College: Associate of Arts (Liberal Arts), TAMUCC: Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education), TAMUCC: Master of Science (Curriculum & Instruction), and The George Washington University: Post Grad Certificate (Educational Technology Leadership).

Dr. Moncia Surrency successfully defends her dissertation

Dr. Moncia Surrency just successfully defended her dissertation, "Examining Usability, Navigation, and Multimedia Learning Principles in an Intentionally Designed Asynchronous Online College Course – A Usability Study."  She is working as a Sr. Instructional Designer at a private university in Florida. Infobytes asker her some questions about her experience:

Infobytes: What positive experience would you like to share about your time in the College of Information?